Free agent WR Terrell Owens is back to fighting all the suicide attempt rumors after he allegedly overdosed on medication the night of October 6, TMZ reports. At 11:02 pm that night, the assistant to T.O. called 911 from his LA apartment after she noticed he was sleeping heavily. According to Owens’ rep, Diana Bianchini, she says the NFL player” absolutely did not attempt suicide nor did he attempt to overdose on pills on Oct. 6, 2011.”
TMZ obtained a tape recording of the 911 call her that Terrrell Owens’ assistant placed that night. When the woman was asked if T.O. had tried to commit suicide, she said yes. She added that he was “talking to his girlfriend, ex-girlfriend … [I]don’t really know what you wanna call it.”
Quick to defend the wide receiver was his rep, who said it’s all a misunderstanding on the part of his assistant.
“The facts are that [T.O.’s assistant] arrived at his home that evening after he had already taken a sleeping aid to fall asleep,” Bianchini continued. “He was unresponsive because of this.”
T.O.’s rep claims he had taken a sleeping aid and that’s what alarmed her.
“Unaware he had taken a sleeping aid prior to her arrival, his assistant became concerned and decided to call 911.”
Contrary to previous reports, Terrell Owens wasn’t actually taken to the hospital, his rep explains.
“When the ambulance and police arrived, Owens was responsive and was not held in the hospital,”she concluded. “Reports released with the 911 call today are misleading and not factual.”
Was alleged suicide attempt based off wrong information all along? In 2006 the free agent was rumored to have overdosed on 35 Vicodin pills, but firmly denies the reports.